We have been covering many aspects of jailbreaking iPhones and the easiest ways to do that. However, we did not yet cover how to jailbreak an iPhone with a broken home button. Well, today we are going to teach you how this is done. Even if you have read posts in the past about jailbreaking iDevices with broken home buttons, this post is still worth reading as it shows you the easiest way to jailbreak your iPhone with a broken home button.
The biggest problem you are faced with when it comes to jailbreaking your iPhone with a broken home button is getting your device to work in DFU mode. You probably know that this is an essential and one of the early steps in the jailbreaking process. The iPhone Dev team came up with the perfect solution to this problem and pushed the latest RedSn0w update.
With RedSn0w 0.9.13dev3, you can get your device into DFU mode by creating a firmware file to do so. The following video will show you exactly how.
2- Select Extras> Even More> DFU IPSW on the RedSn0w window.
3- Tap OK on the pop up window
4- Search for a valid IPSW file from Apple and select it.
5- RedSn0w 0.9.13dev3 should automatically create a new IPSW file which should take your device into DFU mode. The new firmware file will be placed in the same place as that of your original firmware file but “ENTER_DFU” will be added at the beginning of the name.
6- Using a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your PC and open iTunes. Click on your device in your iTunes sidebar.
7- Now, tap and hold the Option key or the shift button if you are using a Windows PC and hit the Restore button.
8- Select your “ENTER_DFU……….” IPSW file and tap OK.
9- Sit back and watch your device go into DFU mode upon restore. You should be faced with a black screen if things go the way they should.
Now that you managed to get your iPhone with a broken home button into DFU mode, the rest of the jailbreaking steps should go smoothly. Feel free to ask us any questions related to RedSn0w 0.9.13dev3 or any of the jailbreak steps in the comments section below.
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